Shawn Levy has entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The director of “Free Guy” and “The Adam Project” will reportedly team up with Ryan Reynolds once again on “Deadpool 3,” the highly anticipated third installment of the comedy action franchise. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, who wrote the first two Deadpool movies, will also write the third movie based on the “X-Men” comic book character created by Rob Liefeld.
Emmy-winning writers of “Bobs Burgers” Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin and Wendy Molyneux were previously nominated to write “Deadpool 3,” however, Reese and Wernick will return for a third episode instead. Other than Reynolds, no other cast has yet been confirmed for “Deadpool 3“. The second “Deadpool” movie featured Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino.
Also in “Deadpool,” Morena Baccarin; Vanessa and TJ Miller; weasel was included. David Leitch directed “Deadpool 2,” while Tim Miller directed the original movie. Reynolds also shared the news on Twitter with an image featuring his characters from “Deadpool,” “The Adam Project,” and “Free Guy,” adding, “The third movie in my Shawn Levy trilogy will be a little more stable.” he wrote.
The “Deadpool” movies became the highest-grossing “X-Men” movies of all time, grossing over $780 million worldwide each. Released in 2016 and 2018 respectively, the first two films were released by 20th Century Fox before Disney bought the studio. There was a fear at the time that Disney would try to preserve its family-friendly image, which was far removed from the sensual world of “Deadpool”. Disney’s then-president and CEO, Bob Iger, tempered those concerns in 2019, saying that Disney would continue to make R-rated “Deadpool” movies and other adult-oriented Marvel stories.